"It helps the police to become more intimately familiar with the university community, so that the community can feel comfortable talking to police officers," he said. "Our main goal is crime prevention and student awareness, and this effort provides more visibility and accessibility to the officers."
Theft of unsecured property is one of the biggest crimes seen on college campuses. Op ID is a theft prevention program offered free of charge by the ETSU Police Department. This program involves keeping records of your personal properties serial number and a detailed description of the item. This can help aid in recovery and return of lost or stolen items.
University Police have initiated "GOTCHA," a crime prevention and awareness program to reduce thefts on campus.
Officers on patrol who discover unattended valuables will place "GOTCHA" cards on them to make the owners aware of the need for crime prevention. Cards will also be placed in unattended and unlocked offices.
Campus Police are trying to make people aware of their role and responsibility in preventing crime and will be assisted by housing in these efforts.
To prevent theft:
_ Never leave your belongings unattended in public places, such as the library, athletic facilities, playing fields and restaurants. Be especially careful with wallets, purses and backpacks.
_ Lock your desk drawers, lockers and office doors when you are away, for however short a period of time.
_ Always lock your bike securely. A chain or cable will not provide sufficient security -- use a "horseshoe" lock to secure bicycle frames and detachable front wheels to bicycle racks and not to small trees, signposts or anything weaker than the lock itself.
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